Wednesday, October 13, 2004

subbed again today

Well, since I don't have anything else to talk about...

I wanted to put up some pictures from this weekend of the scenery and the cat, but I worked today! Funny how now that I'm home during the day going to "work" for a few hours (10-3) seems like a big deal. I subbed in three high school art classes and have concluded that being an art teacher is a cool job. Watching the students work today to express themselves individually within the confines of a uniform project was inspiring.

Also got to eat lunch in the dining hall. I love salad bars. Whoever invented them was a smart person. It's too expensive to have the variety of fresh salad stuff at home that an institution can provide. And the cafeteria honey mustard dressing is fantastic.

Something I do not love - self-checkout. Actually, I guess I have a love/hate relationship with self-checkout. It's great when you only have a few items and you just want to get out of the grocery store fast. Today the lines at Ingles were uncharacteristically (that's an 8 syllable word) long so I did self-checkout even though I had a whole weeks worth of groceries. I don't think it was any faster than the long lines and I had to bag everything myself. Maybe it works better with two people.


Anonymous said...

Glad you got to sub again!! Also glad that it was interesting (and that you got to go to the salad bar in the dining roon).

On the self-checkout we have found it works best for us at Home Depot. I usually don't go that route at Kroger-too many items.

Anonymous said...

My first U.S. experience with the self-checkout was forced upon me. I did my normal late-night grocery shopping at Wal-Mart, but when I went to check out, the only lanes open were express lanes (10 items or less) and self-checkout. So I did the self-checkout and it was a horrible experience! Appearantly the items have to be placed in the bag and they are weighed, so if it doesn't weigh exactly right (and it never does), then you can't scan any more items. Miserable. To make matters worse, I took the wrong turn home and ended up in another state! That was my most terrible shopping experience ever. (posted by Will)